The Texas Longhorns have two camps right around the corner.
Manning is unsure if he will camp at Texas
On June 5, the Longhorns will welcome a number of 2012 prospects and a few 2013 prospects to Austin for further evaluations. And on June 12, Texas will hold a camp filled with many of the top 2013 and 2014 prospects in the Lone Star state and the names attending continue to grow by the day.
Kimball prospects to camp at Texas
Dallas Kimball has one of the top 2013 classes in the Metroplex and a number of the players from the class will camp at Texas June 12. While defensive tackle Justin Manning (Dallas/Kimball) is the headliner for the uber talented class, receiver Prentavious Moorehead isn’t far behind.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect with a 6-foot-6 wing span has caught the eye of many college coaches.
“Texas Tech is going to verbally offer Prentavious,” Kimball recruiting coordinator DeMarco King said on Wednesday. “USC (Willie Mack Garza) has also talked about offering.”
For Moorehead, he has plans to attend a pair of college camps close to home.
“I think I’m going to Oklahoma and Texas (June 12) camps,” said Moorehead, who lists Michigan as his childhood favorite.
Along with the talented receiver, outside linebacker Brandon Hines (6-2, 179, 4.55), darting all-purpose back Teriyon Gipson (5-9, 165, 4.45), offensive guard Victor Howell (6-2, 270) and cornerback Zach White (5-10, 165, 4.5) are planning to attend Texas camp June 12. White is the cousin of Texas cornerback A.J. White of DeSoto, where Zach White played before transferring to Kimball in January of 2011.
As far as Manning goes, he was unsure if he would attend Texas camp as of Wednesday, May 25.
Harrison favors Texas and Texas Tech
“I know I have Oklahoma on June 8, I think TCU on June 10 and I’m going to LSU in July,” Manning said. “I’m not sure if I will make the Texas camp, but I hope to make it and one at Oklahoma State.”
Manning has verbal offers from Texas A&M and Texas Tech. USC is close to verbally offering as well.
Add another June 5 prospect
Texas continues to cast a wide net at several positions in the 2012 class. A number of names at defensive end, offensive line and in the secondary have already surfaced, but it looks like more will pop up leading to June 5 camp.
Time to add Andrew Robinson (Houston/Dobie) to the list of 2012 prospects camping at Texas.
“I’m going to camps at Texas Tech, UTEP, Texas on June 5, TCU and maybe Arizona,” Robinson said on Saturday at Manvel’s 7-on-7 state qualifier.
The 5-foot-9, 181-pound high school running back with 4.41-forty yard dash speed and quickness in spades is getting a look at cornerback by at least one program.
“Utah is recruiting me as a cornerback, I know.” He said.
While the Longhorns aren’t necessarily targeting the speedy 2012 prospect, he is a prospect of interest that the staff appears to want to take a look at as an athlete. Robinson lists Kansas State and Kansas also as showing interest.
The talented Austin Bennett is likely to camp at Texas
Along with Robinson, 2013 inside linebacker Jordin Harrison (Houston/Dobie) will attend a Texas summer camp. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder lists Texas and Texas Tech as his childhood favorites.
“I'm going to camps at TCU, Texas Tech and Texas (June 12),” Harrison said. “My favorites were Texas Tech and Texas when I was a kid.”
Two campers from Manvel
One of the standouts of the Manvel 7-on-7 state qualifier Saturday was 2013 receiver Austin Bennett (Manvel).
The 5-foot-10, 167-pound advanced route runner with quickness and the ability to get in and out of cuts fluidly has a full summer of camps ahead of him.
“I know I’m going to the Oklahoma State camp down here, Texas A&M on June 5th, Baylor and TCU,” Bennett said. “I’ll probably go to Texas June 12 and LSU too.”
While the camps close to home are welcomed, it’s a trip to the Sunshine State Bennett is looking forward to the most.
“I’m going to Miami, I think in July. I can’t wait for that trip.” He said.
Bennett, who is one of several talented receivers at Manvel, lists the Hurricanes as his childhood favorite and lived there until he was seven or eight.
Freshman Platt loves the Lognhorns
Along with Bennett, 2014 tight end Koda Martin (Manvel) will be at Texas camp June 12. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound son of Manvel head coach Kirk Martin will also camp at Houston, Rice, Texas A&M, TCU, SMU and possibly Oklahoma.
For those Longhorn fans still hoping Texas makes a move on 2012 defensive end Taiwan Johnson (Manvel), it doesn’t appear that will happen.
“I haven’t heard from Texas in a while,” Johnson said on Saturday while watching his Manvel teammates. “I’m probably going to visit Arizona and Arizona State this summer and I’ll definitely go back to Rice.”
Terry prospect hopes to camp at Texas
Rosenberg Terry High is home to one of the state and nations top 2013 prospects in football and on the hardwood in receiver/forward Derrick Griffin (Rosenberg/Terry). While the 6-foot-7, 200-pound Griffin receives the majority of headlines, he is joined in the 2013 class at the 4A Houston area school by a couple of other talented prospects.
Quarterback Antoine Arbuleda (Rosenberg/Terry) caught the attention of college coaches in May with an impressive 6-foot-2, 189-pound body type as well as plus athleticism for his size. While he may not be a quarterback at the next level, he does have the physical ability to project at a number of positions on both sides of the ball.
“I’m supposed to go to Texas (June 12), but I’m going to Alabama with my brother for a camp, non-football,” Arbuleda said. “I hope to make it to Texas though.”
The Terry signal caller lists LSU and Texas Tech as his childhood favorites. He has caught the eye of Oklahoma, Texas A&M and a number of others along with Texas.
A look into the future
Willis High had a number of talented athletes on hand at Manvel state 7-on-7 qualifier Saturday, but none were faster than 2014 track star Chris Platt (Willis).
While the 5-foot-9, 155-pounder didn’t see much action in his first 7-on-7 tournament with the varsity, his speed and quickness combination was evident in warm-ups.
And when it’s said Platt has speed, he has some potentially special speed. Platt is fresh off of taking home the 4A 400-meter title two weeks ago with a jaw dropping 47.3. Platt, whose mother ran track st Sam Houston State University, lists the University of Texas as his dream school.